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Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities

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Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities

"2000 communities dedicated to violent extremism and more than 300. Lady to the baseless conspiracy theory. Q. And on NPR's Bobby Allyn explains the group chat app wishes by some of the riders who stormed the capital in January. Discord is a network of millions of mostly private chat rooms of friends or people connected by an interest, since most of its communities are not public like large social networks, far right groups and white nationalists have turned to the site. Discord says in a new report that it deleted 2000 communities with an extremist cause before the Capitol riots and another 300 communities dedicated to the pro trump conspiracy theory. Cuban on William Parton studies disinformation at data and society. While reports like this one are part of a public relations campaign that's meant to say, hey, where we're taking this seriously. I think it's also evidence of the considerable progress they've made. Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy discord for $10 billion. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco The parent company of Norwegian

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Tech Giants Cut Commissions It Charges App Developers

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02:30 min | 2 months ago

Tech Giants Cut Commissions It Charges App Developers

"Too big tech companies made a rare concession to developers that do business with them. Operators of mobile phone apps have to pay to get their products seen by customers of apple and google critics say those big tech companies are so powerful. They are like nation states and the charges for mobile phone apps. We're like a tax. Now comes a tax cut apple and google financial supporters of npr which we cover like any companies and here bobby allen reports video game developer derek. More in who runs a company called flow play says. It's daunting to sell his video games for mobile phones. Because apple and google app stores take a big cut in a market where there's a thirty percent fee for just for the platform. This breaks down the pipe to the extent where there's almost nothing left for developers. If you have a smartphone chances are you have to use an app store controlled by apple or google to download stuff. The company say they need to collect a commission on what you buy to support the privacy and security of apps apple and google have defended these fees for more than a decade but now the companies have caved and slash them. You have sort of the reality of this and then you have the optics of this. What mandy nelson of the analytics firm sensory tower means is yes. This is a victory for small app developers who are set to benefit the most but for apple at the end of the day or google at the end of the day. What does is actually meaning to. Their bottom lines is not that substantial. But this was never just about money are coming right in the midst of some serious legal jeopardy for apple and google state and federal. Investigators are probing whether the company's broke the law by allegedly making it hard for rivals to compete with them apple ceo. Tim cook is even scheduled to testify about these fees in a trial next month. So the timing of the fee cuts. That is interesting. Says chris saggers. He's a law. Professor at cleveland state university who studies antitrust issues. I think it probably reflects the sense of the two companies that they're insignificant trouble trouble saker says that extending in all of branch to developers. Right now is not going to do much about. Two firms made an agreement to lower their prices. Only when they're under immense legal pressure doesn't make me think that this market has become competitive that everything is fine more at the sixty two person video game company flow play. Says we'll take it. I would say the really small guys earn ecstatic so much. So that morton says he's gonna make some new moves into mobile video game apps

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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

"Has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a class action lawsuit. It's over the company's data collection practices as NPR's Bobby Allen reports the suit alleged Tic tac, surveilled millions of Americans and sold the data without users consent. Talk is setting up a $92 Million fund has agreed to sweeping changes to how it minds user's data to resolve a long running federal lawsuit. The suit claims TIC TAC secretly used facial recognition technology on Children as young as eight years old to build data profiles of users. The lawsuit says. TIC TAC sold the information to third parties, including firms based in China. Tic TAC is owned by Beijing based Bite Dance. Former president Trump clamped down on the app over national security concerns, but the Biden administration has eased off. Still, regulators in Washington are continuing to examine what kind of influence Tic Tac's parent company has over in AP used by more than 100, million Americans. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS

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Parler CEO Is Fired After 'Constant Resistance' Inside The Conservative-Friendly Site

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02:05 min | 3 months ago

Parler CEO Is Fired After 'Constant Resistance' Inside The Conservative-Friendly Site

"The former ceo of parter discussing how he was fired. The social media site promoted itself as a forum for free speech. It quickly became a goto site for conspiracy theorists supremacy cysts and some of the people who attacked the united states capitol on january. Sixth parlor is now offline and its former chief executive told. Npr's bobby allen he's out of work since twenty eight twenty-seven-year-old nevada engineer john maids ran the social media site parlor. But here's how he now introduces himself. John mates unemployed unemployed. He says because of a disagreement over free speech. Many of the capital rioters turns parlor to document property. Damage vandalism and other violence to mates. That was a wakeup call to me. It was a clear indication of what could happen. If we didn't change the right things were being done. The realization came too late for parlour since amazon had already terminated its web hosting contract with the company after saying it quote. Systemically failed to police. Violence mates though had a plan parlor would relaunch by banning domestic terrorists and incitements of violence including from the conspiracy theory cunanan. He took his proposal to parlors. Co-founder conservative donor. Rebecca mercer. When i presented my plan to rebecca mercer and one of the other reps. They were silent. So i took that as disagreement. We've reached out to mercer but she did not immediately respond. There were two separate visions for the company. That's conservative talk. Show hosts dan bongino. He's a parlor investor. He posted a video. Facebook defending parlors. Decision to fire mates. We were the ones in fact fighting to get parlor backup. It was some really bad decisions made by people on the inside. Bongino says mates despite being ceo did not own parlors mission. And i don't know what john say in is reports out there but this free speech vision. That was hours for now until the site is back up and running people who share that vision. We'll have to go somewhere other than parlour bobby allen. Npr news san

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Federal Judge Sides With Amazon Over Parler Takedown

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Federal Judge Sides With Amazon Over Parler Takedown

"Signing with amazon. In the tech giant's fight with the right wing alternative. Social media site parlor judge ruling amazon acted legally when kicked parlor off offers cloud service site more from. Npr's bobby allen parlor is an anything goes social media. Site popular with trump supporters when amazon stopped hosting parlors website over post glorifying violence parlor sued saying amazon's decision was anticompetitive and a breach of contract. But now a federal judge has ruled that it was parlor that violated a contract by failing to police. It's site parlor was a staging site for the riots on the capitol and many took to the platform to share videos of violence. Federal judge barbara rothstein ruled that amazon's choice to not host. Incendiary speech is well within the company's legal rights parlor. Meanwhile says it is still trying to figure out a way to come back online bobby

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Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

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03:37 min | 4 months ago

Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

"We talk a lot about the choices that social media platforms make what kinds of speech do Facebook or Twitter block. But a less visible part of the Web may be more powerful. It decides whether an online platforms survives or goes dark. NPR's Bobby Allen reports on one front in the fight over online speech. If you want to run a site on the Internet, you need a Web host the service that actually connects a website to the Internet. There's guts of the Web that no one ever wants to see or deal with, or think about. Well. Greg Falco, a Stanford security researcher. Says it might be time to start thinking about it. Web hosting companies have the levers to vast online infrastructure and complete discretion to pull those levers as they see fit. That means they can decide which websites live or die. The question becomes tricky, like when you actually take someone down. It's a really great territory. The reality is comes down to understanding when it reaches from public attention when there's actually physical implications, for instance, a group of people who go to a website to plan to overthrow government and then use the site to document the attempt by posting photos and videos of the violence. That's the scenario that faced Amazon Web services, one of the biggest players in the Web hosting world. One of its clients was the social media site parlor, which was filled with post by pro Trump extremists before and during the storming of the U. S. Capitol. Amazon stopped hosting parlor and the site went dark. Too many. This revealed the power of Web hosting, says former Netflix executive Dave Temkin. He's an expert in the infrastructure of the Internet. It's absolutely invisible. It just kind of works, and no one knows what it is until it breaks in justifying cutting parlor off, Amazon said it had warned parlor of 98 examples of posts that quote Clearly encouraged and incite violence that went against Amazons. Terms of service. If parlor didn't clean up its act, Amazon would hit the kill switch. And that's what happened to Harvard's Evelyn duet who studies online speech. It was a big moment, It raised questions about the power of Web hosts. Is that the right place for content moderation to be occurring because it's harder to bring accountability to those choices when we don't even know who's making them or how they're being made. In other words, when a Web host Has a problem with content. Usually, these discussions are hashed out between two companies out of the public light and Web hosts. Unlike Social media platforms aren't used to having to explain these decisions. Another issue to excess is who polices the Web host. She pointed to the 98 pieces of objectionable content. Amazon sighted about parlor that it sort of made me love a little bit because, like has Amazon, read the rest of the Internet like 98 pieces of content or whatever it was, is not that many I mean, has Amazon red and It's on the old idea of the Internet as a marketplace of ideas where the best will rise to the top no longer applies. That's being fiercely reconsidered by both Social media and the companies that do Web hosting. Temkin, the former Netflix executive agrees. But he also noted that Web hosts even those as big as Amazon can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sites they serve. You know, if your AWS and got hundreds of thousands of customers, you can't actively police what each of those customers were doing with your service, But if you're the one band from Amazon, why not just find another Web host? Well, parlor has tried and it's not that easy. Last six Web host parlor has approached have all said No thanks. Parlor. Now on, Lee has a shell of a site where no one can post Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS, San Francisco

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Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

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03:34 min | 4 months ago

Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

"About the choices that social media platforms make what kinds of speech do Facebook or Twitter block. But a less visible part of the Web may be more powerful. It decides whether an online platforms survives or goes dark. NPR's Bobby Allen reports on one front in the fight over online speech. If you want to run a site on the Internet, you need a Web host the service that actually connects a website to the Internet. There's guts of the Web that no one ever wants to see or deal with or think about. Well. Greg Falco, a Stanford security researcher, says it might be time to start thinking about it. Web hosting companies have the levers to vast online infrastructure. And complete discretion to pull those levers as they see fit. That means they can decide which websites live or die. The question becomes tricky of like when you actually take someone down. It's a really great territory. The reality is comes down to understanding when it reaches from public attention when there's actually physical implications, for instance, a group of people who go to a website to plan to overthrow government and then use the site to document the attempt by posting photos and videos of the violence. That's the scenario that faced Amazon Web services, one of the biggest players in the Web hosting world. One of its clients was the social media site parlor, which was filled with post by pro Trump extremists before and during the storming of the U. S. Capitol. Amazon stopped hosting parlor and the site went dark. Too many. This revealed the power of Web hosting, says former Netflix executive Dave Temkin. He's an expert in the infrastructure of the Internet. It's absolutely invisible. It just kind of works, and no one knows what it is until it breaks in justifying cutting parlor off, Amazon said it had warned parlor of 98 examples of posts that quote Clearly encouraged and incite violence that went against Amazons. Terms of service. If parlor didn't clean up its act, Amazon would hit the kill switch. And that's what happened to Harvard's Evelyn duet who studies online speech. It was a big moment, It raised questions about the power of Web hosts. Is that the right place for content moderation to be occurring because it's harder to bring accountability to those choices when we don't even know who's making them or how they're being made. In other words, when a Web host Has a problem with content. Usually, these discussions are hashed out between two companies out of the public light and Web hosts. Unlike Social media platforms aren't used to having to explain these decisions. Another issue. Do X says is who polices the Web host. She pointed to the 98 pieces of objectionable content. Amazon sighted about parlor that it sort of made me love a little bit because, like has Amazon, read the rest of the Internet like 98 pieces of content or whatever it was, is not that many, I mean, has Amazon Red Amazon, the old idea of the Internet as a marketplace of ideas where the best will rise to the top no longer applies. That's being fiercely reconsidered by both Social media and the companies that do Web hosting Temkin, the former Netflix executive agrees. But he also noted that Web hosts even those as big as Amazon can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sites they serve. You know, if your AWS and got hundreds of thousands of customers, you can't actively police what each of those customers are doing with your service, But if you're the one band from Amazon, why not just find another Web host? Well, parlor has tried and it's not that easy. See, the last six Web host parlor has approached have all said no thanks. Parlor. Now on, Lee has a shell of a site where no one can post

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Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems

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Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems

"Systems were hacked in the wide reaching cyberattack perpetuated by a group of suspected Russian agents. MPR's Bobby Allyn has more. Microsoft had previously said it was among 18,000 customers of I T company solar winds to find malware on its systems. But now Microsoft says the Attackers went farther by breaking into its systems. Even viewing closely guarded company source code. The privately held Noah of software questions remain, says Dimitri all parish. He's a cybersecurity expert is that the Microsoft Cloud Service says Is that their Windows operating system is that Microsoft office that would be very helpful to know to understand what source code exactly was. Access. U. S. Authorities are still investigating. The Russia link tact seen as the biggest cyber attack in American history. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS

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Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million

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Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million

"Million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a former executive at the Social Media company. NPR's balmy Allen has more Francoise is Broca is a former top executive at Pinterest, the popular online bookmarking sight. She claims she was paid less than her male colleagues that she was given sexist feedback and that she was cut out of important meetings despite being the chief operating officer. It's the latest workplace controversy at Pinterest, whose chief executive, Ben Silverman, has been accused by other former employees of not doing enough to stop race and gender discrimination. Under the terms of Broca's settlement, Pinterest did not admit to any wrongdoing broke over received $20 million.2.5 million dollars will be donated to groups dedicated to supporting women and other underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly. The news industry like so many others, has been hammered by the pandemic. It has put thousands of journalists out of work. And that is part of the reason why a newsletter startup called Sub Stack is having a moment as NPR's Bobby Allen reports, it offers writers away to get paid without relying on bosses or the whims of Facebook to distribute their stories. For the past seven years, journalist Casey knew and has covered the tech world for the website, the verge he's become something of a Silicon Valley institution required reading for industry insiders. This fall, he quit his staff job to launch a sub stack newsletter. And all of a sudden this thing comes along where it's like. Imagine never having to ask your boss for a raise again, like all you have to do is do good work and attract customers. Sub stacked gave new in a website and slick email tools. It offered him the added perks of a health care subsidy and a legal defense fund. Knew in does his own marketing. All I have to do is find a few 1000 people that will pay me 10 bucks a month or 100 bucks a year, and I'll have one of the best jobs in journalism new enjoins legions of other writers who are ditching jobs that established publications like Rolling Stone, the New Republic and box to join what's become known as the Sub stack A rod. I San Francisco based substitute co founder Chris Best, says part of his pitcher writers. Is this sick of publishing Clickbait in hopes of becoming the next viral hit on Facebook or Twitter? Join sub stack. The platforms were spending all of our time on incentivize that stuff and make that stuff easy and give it fuel. So the way to fix that is to have a better business model where that's not sure email newsletters are nothing new. But best says sub stack is different because it lets independent writers make money. That is if they can convert readers into paid subscribers. Halina Fitzgerald on New York freelance writer had almost given up on news letter writing until she found sub stack. No. She's getting a sizeable chunk of her income from her newsletter called Grief, Bacon, the one sentence pitch. I have part of that. It's like love, weird essays about love, and that's like something about like. You can't really pitch to a site that is looking to get a lot of clicks through an algorithm. Subject is a three year old company, but has reached new heights this year. It makes sense. People are glued to their phones like never before, and the pandemic has slammed the media industry. By one estimate, nearly 30,000 media jobs have been cut in 2020. Sub Stack sees this as an opportunity. But paychecks aren't guaranteed notes and why you journalism Professor MEREDITH Passard. The subset model works really well, for some people who already have prestige ish and a following, and it doesn't work that well for everybody else. Influential voices on the right and left Historians and even an anonymous bankruptcy expert have all found success on sub stack. But Prasad says the question is whether this is an enduring model or just another passing Internet fad. We've seen the enthusiasm before. We've seen this hype cycle before, so if this is the time that it really happens, then I'm here for it. And if it's not the time that it happens, there's gonna be another thing around the corner. I'm not somebody who thinks that subject is going to save journalism again. Casey knew informally of the verge now of sub stack. I'm not somebody who thinks that subject is going to save journalism. But do I think it can create a lot of sustainable journalism jobs? Do new and says he understands the suspicion. Some have about a tech start up trying to disrupt the news business. But he says more journalism in the world is a good thing, and maybe this one should be given a chance. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco Support.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

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05:35 min | 7 months ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Jen White. Today On one, a part Two of our Senate race round up more than 76 million Americans have already voted early and a lot more expected to hit the poles over the next five days. Naturally, the race for the White House is getting a lot of attention, but the Senate could have even more of an impact on our day to day lives. On Monday, we put Arizona, Montana, Iowa and South Carolina in the spotlight. Today we moved to Maine, Georgia and North Carolina, where a Supreme Court ruling just dealt a blow to state Republicans. That's coming up. On one Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens. President Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden held dueling campaign events Hours apart. In Tampa, Florida Thursday, Biden told her drive in rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds that restoring the soul of the nation is one of three reasons he entered the race. Second reason Wass To restore the backbone of this country. Middle class and bring everybody along is done. And thirdly, to unite this country. President Trump suggested that giving him another four years in office would be in an endorsement of his trade policy. By wins. China wins When we win Florida winds and America wins is very weather conditions disrupted both campaign events. Heavy rain force buying to end His speech earlier than planned and strong winds prompted the Trump campaign to postpone a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Until Monday. Maine has the lowest daily Corona virus infection rate in the nation is main public radio's petty white reports. The state reported an all time high of 80 new cases on Thursday. Although mains metrics on the Corona virus are still very favorable compared to the rest of the U. S officials are concerned the spike could signal the beginning of exponential growth. The director of the main center for Disease Control doctor near of Shaw, says increases are occurring even in rural areas that previously had low numbers. What is happening in Maine right now? Is sustained, increasing levels of transmission in communities across our state. Though main is contending with several outbreaks, Shaw says new cases are primarily being driven through small household gatherings. Maine's governor, Janet Mills, is urging people to wear masks and stay 6 FT. Apart during both public and private gatherings for NPR news, I'm Patty White in Lewiston, Maine, Ohio's governor is calling for a statewide effort to stand the spread of Corona virus after 83 of the state's 88 count. Experienced high rates of infection. The reshaping of daily life due to Corona viruses. Supercharging profits for big tech. NPR's Bobby Allen says the latest earnings reports show just how much those companies are benefiting from the pandemic. Company CEOs like calling good news, a tailwind well for the tech industry People computing mohr and leaving their homes less has been like a tornado strength. Gust. People are shopping more online, Googling Mohr on Facebook more often and needing more devices for Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple that translated into a combined net profit of $38 billion Amazon alone reported a 200% rise in profits. And then there is this statistic. In just the past year, the companies have seen their combined market. How you nearly double from last year. This all comes, of course, as major swaths of the economy remained in a ditch. And as lawmakers and prosecutors ramp up the pressure of big tech, Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS, SAN Francisco This is NPR news. As many as 2.6 Million homes and businesses lost power across seven states Thursday as Hurricane Zeta swept through parts of the South. The storm is blamed for at least seven deaths. Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards says his state sustained catastrophic damage on Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish. In Mississippi. Emergency officials say that Zeta hit the States coastline harder than any other storm since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In France. Prosecutors have launched a terrorism investigation after a knife attack that left three people dead at a church in Nice. Meanwhile, President Emmanuel Macron is calling for unity. Rebecca Rossman has more. French president Emmanuel Macron says he's deploying several 1000 troops across France to protect the country's places of worship. The attack which killed three people. Took place at the Basilica of Notredame, located in the center of niece. The assailant, a 21 year old Tunisian national was wounded by police and is now in hospital. The country's anti terrorism unit has taken over the case and Frances terrorism alert has been brought to its highest level. This is the third attack in France in the last two months attributed to a violent Islamist extremist for NPR news. I'm Rebecca Rossman in Paris. Wal Mart says his remove fire arms. And ammunition from his displays in U. S stores, citing civil unrest in some areas. The nation's largest retailer says the items are still for sale. WalMart sells weapons and about half of its 4700 stores. I'm Shae Stevens. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the National Endowment for the Arts, the federal agency that supports the arts and creativity in communities across the nation. More information is available at arts dot gov. And the listeners.

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Uber Fires Drivers Based On 'Racially Biased' Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims

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Uber Fires Drivers Based On 'Racially Biased' Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims

"Uber is facing a new federal lawsuit alleging its star rating system for drivers is racially biased. NPR's Bobby Allen explains. The suit claims the company fires drivers based on passengers. You leave bad reviews for drivers with accents. After New Barad you're asked to review the trip on a scale from 1 to 5. The driver's average rating dips too low uber can terminate the driver. A new suit seeking class action status claims. Riders give uber drivers of color and drivers with accents lower ratings as a form of racial discrimination. The suit is asking the court to stop over from using the writer evaluations to fire drivers. Uber is calling the suit flimsy, saying the star ratings helped the company identified problematic drivers and that there are systems in place to weed out reviews that are racially biased. Next week, California voters will decide whether uber drivers have to be reclassified as employees or remain independent

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The Case Against Google

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03:31 min | 7 months ago

The Case Against Google

"We're going to zoom in now on a detail in the lawsuit the Justice Department filed against Google this week. It alleges that Google paid Apple As much as $12 billion to be the default search engine for iPhones. Prosecutors say this proves that Google abused monopoly power to try to keep rivals down. We should mention Apple and Google are both financial supporters of NPR. NPR's Bobby Allen covers tech and joins us now, Bobby. Thanks so much for being with us, you gotta Scott. And what does the government contend the that this payment is evidence Google abuse power. To the heart of the government's case against Google is that it's grown so large it functions like a monopoly like an oil baron, or like a steel magnet. But instead of being an industrialist's, it has huge power over the Internet, which on its face is not illegal, but When a company gains this much power and throws its weight around to make sure nobody else can compete. That's when there are real legal questions, and the Justice Department says That's how Google behaves. One really vivid example of this, at least allegedly, is this $12 billion payment. Google paid that Apple to make sure Google would be the predetermined search engine on every single Apple device. Practical effect. A cz you notice every time somebody buys an iPhone or an iPad and they search for something on the Internet. It's a Google search. Some people might consider that good. Why is it a problem in short? Because if you're a search competitors say, being or duck duck, go or you pick one. You don't get any attention. I mean, how often Scott, are you googling things on your phone, right? I mean, we say right, exactly. So their dominance is baked into the verb. So and the Justice Department points this out and Inside Google Becoming the default search engine was a huge priority. The Justice Department says. Google insiders called the prospect of not getting the deal code red. Google CEO Sundar Finch. I met one on one with Apple's Tim Cook to hammer out the terms of the deal behind closed doors and, according to the court papers, and unidentified senior employees from Google wrote to an Apple counterpart. Quote Our vision is to work as if we are one company. And so I called up former Justice Department antitrust lawyer John Newman and asked Is this collusion? Don't say it's somewhere in the middle. It's not classic collusion, so it's not like to oil companies conspiring to raise the price of oil, for instance, it looks more like One monopolists, agreeing with another company to split the monopoly rent. So we have Google, Annapolis or technically, competitors working together to make each other stronger. What did the company say about it? Cos say, there's nothing stranger illegal about it that companies make deals all the time to get the best distribution for their products on DH. Apple just decided that Google simply was the best partner to work with. On Google says Look, people like Google, right. Its dominance and strength is the result of just how great it ISS On DH, former Justice Department lawyer Newman says. Yeah, you could be the best. But that is not an argument to not give others a fair shot. If it is true that Google will win out on a competitive playing field, and it may be Even in a competitive market. A lot of people would like to use Google. But even if that's true, that's not a reason to leave the competitive Plainfield uneven.

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House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy 'monopoly power' and recommend big changes

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00:58 sec | 7 months ago

House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy 'monopoly power' and recommend big changes

"Apple and Amazon are on the defensive after a report from House Democrats. It accused them of acting like monopolies. NPR's Bobby Allen tells us the report calls for a legal changes that could lead to the break up of the big tech firms. More than 400 Page report says the Silicon Valley Giants abuse their dominant market position by running over their rivals or acquiring them. Bomb makers say that leads to less competition and hurts consumers. The report concluded that big text power hits entire industries. For instance, since Google and Facebook control most digital advertising huge amounts of revenue has been siphoned away from the news industry, the report says. That's contributed to declines in news coverage and layoffs. Lawmakers are calling for antitrust laws to be overhauled to rein in the companies and prevent future mergers. The company's released statements saying the changes proposed in the report would hurt the U. S economy. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco The tech companies

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U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start

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03:32 min | 8 months ago

U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start

"Well tiktok lives in US apps stores at least for another day, a federal judge in Washington, sided with the company last night blocking President Trump's order that bans the video sharing app the trump administration. Let's remember caused the APP a national security threat and it's fighting in court to Block Tick Tock Chinese parent company Bite, dance from operating the APP in the US either by banning it outright or forcing a sale to a domestic buyer, we NPR tech reporter Bobby. Allen here morning Bobby Morning David Okay. So what is this court decision? What does it mean? So the judge put the brakes on a ban that was going to. Like you said, prevent any new downloads of Tiktok that was supposed to take effect at midnight Sunday and the judge didn't explained his rationale for the ruling. But TIKTOK lawyers argued in a hearing just over the weekend that shutting it down would be like shutting down a modern version of the town square. They said that's Kintu silencing speech and there sure is a lot of expression on Tiktok David I mean it's the fastest growing in the world. You know it has some hundred million users in the US. So all those users can now breathe a sigh of relief they can keep posting their lips thinking and other ridiculous videos. For now, that since such an important relief for so many people going for these these times of isolation. You Save for now that's important. Right? I mean this. This might not be the final word at all. Net. Yeah, exactly. So this is a breather for Tiktok buys them time before there's a more extensive hearing on trump's ban, and in the note here that the White House is not backing down from that band but as is winds its way through the courts. There's one very important date and that is November twelfth. That's when Tiktok has to find American buyer or disappear for real in the US Tick Tock, was hoping that the judge would also push back that date, but the judge said, no, we're sticking to the November Twelfth Day. When we heard so much about that potential deal was supposed to keep Tiktok live in the US for good. What what's the latest there? Yeah. There was hope at one point you know parties were racing towards an agreement, but then things sort of went south pretty quickly. trump gave the green light to software company Oracle to take a stake in Tiktok and Walmart was going to be a major investor. But then over in Beijing Bite damps which owns tiktok said, hey, hey, not so fast we don't WanNa lose control of the biggest. APP. To ever come out of China. So talks have stalled but you know the parties having given up. They're still discussing how they can maybe resolve this, but the stakes are so high David for Tiktok I mean, even a temporary ban could mean ninety percent of tiktok users will quit and join the competitors you know in in light of this happening many other apps have cropped up that see opportunity here trying to take you know the users who you maybe think Tiktok might go away and hope that they jump over to their platform. What about this basic question bobby. Is Data safe on Tiktok if we're using the United States yeah. This is at the very heart of the debate. You know the trump administration says, having a Chinese owner creates a national security risk since China's government has unfettered access to private business in the country, and there is a consensus among experts that that's a real concern but the particular threat from Tiktok that's lot shakier. The White House has never offered ironclad evidence that can definitely get its hands on the data of Americans and Tiktok says it's shielded because none of the data is stored on Chinese soil. And most of its data on Americans is encrypted. That's said David None of those assurances are cooling the heat from the White House. All right, this journey continues NPR's. Bobby. Bobby thanks so much for covering it. You gotta thanks David.

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TikTok Awaits Judge's Ruling on Whether U.S. Can Ban Downloads

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TikTok Awaits Judge's Ruling on Whether U.S. Can Ban Downloads

"Federal judge in Washington, decides today whether President? Trump's ban of Chinese owned APP TIKTOK can begin at midnight NPR's Bobby. Allen. Reports. Justice Department lawyers will today ask a federal judge to allow hugely popular APP Tiktok to be greatly restricted in the US trump officials want to prevent people in the US from downloading tiktok for updates to the APP to stop and for contracts with American servers to be terminated the white. House says China's Gary Government can use TIKTOK to spy on Americans but. TIKTOK, says that theory isn't supported by evidence experts say a Chinese intrusion is possible in theory but Tiktok has done a lot to protect Americans information. A deal to save tiktok appears to be stalled tick Tock says even a short term ban? Could result in ninety percent of its users quitting Bobby Allen NPR news. San

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United States bans Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat

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United States bans Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat

"Administration says it will ban all US business transactions with the Chinese owned ABS. We chat and Tic TAC starting this weekend. NPR's Bobby Allen reports, the apse have raised national security concerns in Washington starting Sunday, Americans will not be able to download TIC tac updates to the APP will also stop. For those who already have the popular video sharing app. It will still work but could get slow or buggy. The Trump Administration's crackdown on TIC Tac comes as software company. Oracle and Wal Mart are still in talks to come up with a deal to save the APP. The White House says. If a deal is not reached by early November, tic TAC will be completely banned in the U. S. Tic Tac says Trump's action is unjust and vowed to try to overturn the president's action in federal court.

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Netflix adds 26 million new users

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03:23 min | 8 months ago

Netflix adds 26 million new users

"Dot com slash NPR to learn more. Now, as the fight against the coronavirus continues, many people are spending a lot more time at home and that means big business for Netflix. The video streaming giant added twenty six, million new users so far this year pushing it subscriber base to near two, hundred million. CEO Credits the company's Unorthodox. For its rise NPR's bobby. Allen. has a closer look. Unlimited, vacation submitting expenses without approval being promoted for criticizing your company. These are the perks of working for net Netflix says CEO Reed. Hastings it's risky trusting employees as much as we do giving them as much freedom as we do. But it's essential in creative companies where you have much greater risk of from lack of innovation in his new book. No rules rules he's things discusses his guiding principle the keeper test the idea is to ask your boss if I wanted to leave how hard would you fight to keep me if the answer is not very hard, maybe it's time for you to go our culture memos says things like adequate performance gets A. Generous. Severance package but the ruthless culture has some employees constantly looking over their shoulder. One former Netflix's employee told me he lived in constant fear of losing his job and that people of Color didn't feel as empowered to offer frank feedback as his white colleagues. He eventually quit hastings says people of all backgrounds rise in the company. But NETFLIX's isn't for everyone those who feel fear tend to check out because it's an unpleasant feeling. And really it's best suited for people who can acknowledge intellectually the risks. But in fact, they're so joyful about playing with great teammates. There are certainly versions of this that would clearly be completely destructive. Right Jonathan. Knee is a Columbia business school professor and former investment banker. He likes Netflix's culture. He says, it's actually better than what happens in most American offices people are not rewarded forgiving feedback. There's going to be emotions human beings somebody's gonNa cry you know something you just don't want like you know what? Let's just wait this mercilus approach is also applied to shows netflix's produces. Mom, what are we doing here? Your father's laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel where you gonNA wake up to your white privilege man, and then maybe later you can show me how to turn into a bat Yam's kind of Maine I'm obsessed with her. Those were the trailers for Ozark dear, white people and one day at a time all acclaimed shows and all ended by Netflix's in the last two years. However, polarizing Netflix's has taken off like a rocket ship. NETFLIX's big push into original programming with award winning movies and Buzzy shows like Tiger King have made Netflix's prophets speed pass traditional Hollywood studios. We do attribute that to the culture, but hastings admits the culture can be tough even on him. Hastings leadership style was once described as being quote unencumbered by emotion and he told me a vice president at the company wants. told him. He isn't a good listener and he's empathetic which I have say even you know at my level of success, it

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TikTok ditches Microsoft talks

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TikTok ditches Microsoft talks

"Media is reporting that American companies Microsoft and Oracle will not acquire the U. S operations of the video sharing platform. TIC TAC as NPR's Bobby Allen reports, the popular APP could be shut down in the U. S. If it doesn't find a buyer soon. Microsoft says its bid to take over TIC Tac was rejected by bite dance that's Tic Tac's Beijing based parent company. Software company, Oracle placed a separate bid, but its status is uncertain. Under an order signed by President Trump, Tic Tac, has just days to sell its U. S operations to an American firm. Talks have been complicated by China. Passing new regulations restricting how tic tac secret sauce algorithm can be exported. Tic TAC has become something of a punching bag and Trump's trade war with China. The White House says TIC TAC raises privacy and national security concerns because of its Chinese ownership, But Ticktock says those fears are merely political. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS SAN Francisco Japan's

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ByteDance Rejects Offers For TikTok's U.S. Operations

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04:11 min | 8 months ago

ByteDance Rejects Offers For TikTok's U.S. Operations

"There are just days left for Tiktok if it's not sold to an American company, the video sharing APP will be banned in the US. Microsoft was seen as the most likely buyer but TIKTOK Cheney's parent company has now rejected Microsoft's offer. NPR's Bobby Ellen joins us with the latest Bobby Good Morning. Hey, good morning. There was all kinds of talk about this big deal with Microsoft. What happened to it? Yes. So in short, it was turned down by bite dance. If you remember that's tiktok based parent company and you know this really hurt Microsoft Microsoft was really gunning to choir tiktok and it's because it would have been a gold mine of data on young people on one of the world's fastest growing APPS. Microsoft has the money and the technical know how to operate it. But yeah, in a statement Sunday Microsoft says it's offer was And they didn't explain why but they did say their proposal would have protected national security interests, which is how we ended up here in the first place. So. Let's talk about this deadline I mean president trump has said that tiktok poses a national security threat because it's operated out of China. The president is saying that he's GonNa Force Tiktok to to to shut down if they can't sell it to an American operation. So I, mean now that this Microsoft deal has fallen through what happens. Right, so trump says tiktok has no choice but to find a buyer by Tuesday. So tomorrow but an executive order, the president signed talk actually has another five days after that but that's not really much time in the dealmaking world to try to figure this out. Right. So I mean Microsoft having its offer rejected definitely makes it more likely that tick tock. Forever in the US, but it's still could be saved. Right. Rachel is not lost. Others are still in talks with Tiktok do we know who the others are? Yes. So The Wall Street Journal reports that talk is expected to name a software company Oracle as its quote trusted tech partner. Now, what does that mean I have no idea and most people don't know either. Now Chinese State TV has another take out today they're saying that neither Microsoft Oracle will be buying tick tock. It's unclear how definitive that report is but in any case, oracle would a really odd partner here I, mean it sells database products to mostly businesses that has no experience operating social media company. It doesn't even sell any major consumer products analysts. Dan is was among the technology watchers I talked to who is equally as confused the Oracle Technology Partnership, which I think too many. Still a head scratcher is that enough to keep this apple lives. Right. So that's the key question is whatever oracle and Tiktok hammered out enough to satisfy the trump administration so that they will cool their pressure on the APP and let it survive. We just don't know yet. In, China itself has has sort of thrown a wrench into this rate doing some things that are delaying talks. That's right. Yeah. So in the middle of these talks, China passed a new rule restricting how a foreign buyer say an American company like Microsoft would. Could could take on a Chinese algorithm and Tiktok is popular because it has this amazing algorithm right I mean it's really seen as kind of the secret sauce of TIKTOK. It's what makes it very personalized. It's what makes you know videos just go viral really really fast. So can talk be sold without its treasured algorithm would tick dog even be Tiktok without i. mean these are really big questions right now and just to end just to step back how exceptional is the situation now with president trump putting this kind of pressure on a private company. Yeah I mean unprecedented as you know, Rachel's term, we hear thrown around a lot in the trump era and I don't think it would be a stretch to use it here I mean the president using the power of his office to force in overseas company to sell its business in the US, is very, very unusual but still that's the situation Tiktok is now facing. NPR's Bobby Allen. Thank you. Thank you Rachel.

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"To be left out well last really got snubbed on our quiz coming up right after this hour's live from NPR news in Washington I'm Louise Schiavone US trade representative Robert light Heiser today said the phase one US China trade deal reached Friday is totally done and will nearly double U. S. exports to China over the next two years NPR's Amy Chang has more on the deal Beijing has agreed to suspend retaliatory tariffs as high as twenty five percent on US goods like farm products and automobile parts this decision came after the trump administration announced it would delay additional tariffs on a hundred sixty billion dollars of Chinese imports and rollback existing penalties as part of an interim trade deal released Friday and there's a new Cheng reporting from Beijing a conservative leaning house Democrat who opposes the impeachment of president trump is expected to change his party and become a Republican as NPR's Bobby Allen reports congressman Jeff van drew represents a swing county in southern New Jersey that voted for president trump in two thousand sixteen a senior democratic aide tells NPR that van drew conducted internal polling that showed his support slipping among likely voters in his district the aide said only about a quarter of voters polled wanted to see van drew reelected raising fears that he was vulnerable to a primary challenger Andrew is a first term moderate Democrat who is one of only two house Democrats to vote against the impeachment inquiry in October political analysts say ventures switching parties shows the pressure moderate Democrats are facing in districts where voters are divided on impeaching trump Andrew has not confirmed his plans to switch parties Bobbi Allen peonies Washington the Nicaraguan Congress voted this weekend to nationalize a major gas station company owned by the family of president Daniel Ortega the move comes just days after the White House imposed financial sanctions on president or take his son Maria Martin reports those voting for nationalizing the petroleum company DMP said they were doing it to keep gas stations open in the got our those opposed said it was just a way for the order thank family to continue laundering money last week the White House froze the assets of the president's simplify it the arctic a family months not only the government but also many keep businesses in the country secretary of state might compel said sanctions against and it looked like a son are just one tool the US would use to hold any kind of one government accountable he accused of quote acts of corruption and unconscionable human rights abuses the naked eye when government hasn't responded directly to the charges for NPR news I'm Maria Martin in Madrid after fourteen days I declare the second session of the conference of the party serving as a meeting of the parties close what climate talks president and Chilean environment minister Carlina Schmidt gaveled the proceedings to an end the almost two hundred nations represented had reached no conclusion on the global carbon emissions market the question is left for next year in Scotland this is NPR news this is W. NYC in New York I'm lance lucky the FBI has arrested in New Jersey pawn shop owner in connection with the Jersey city attack last Tuesday on a kosher market in Paris Jeff Brady has more according to a criminal complaint FBI investigators say a hand written note was found in the right rear pants pocket of one of the shooters both attackers died after a gun battle with police the note had a partial phone number investigators traced it to a pawn shop in Keyport New Jersey investigators interviewed Akhmed aha D. who records show had purchased two guns more than a decade back after that he was convicted of a felony and not allowed to own guns investigators say he lied about having the weapons now after research they found six rifles three hand downs a shot down in over four hundred rounds of ammunition the FBI says it's also examining a second band recovered Saturday that may be connected to the case and as you've been hearing on WNYC in New Jersey Democrat who represents a district president trump one in twenty sixteen is believed to be preparing to switch parties and become a Republican New Jersey congressman Jeff Andrew has also said he plans to vote against impeaching the president but house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler says band drew's possible defection is not a sign of political backlash against impeachment what what is reacting to reserve public polling that shows he can't get renominated is that his electorate in image in his district says twenty four percent to re nominate him in sixty percent to nominate somebody else number spoke on ABC's this week he says the move to impeach the president is not political but is being done in defense of America's democracy only a handful of Democrats are expected to oppose trumps impeachment in a vote expected this week forty three degrees down to thirty overnight the winds will diminish support for NPR comes from EBSCO committed to providing analytics.

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"Take we will be right back after these headlines. live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laxmi saying people across the Carolinas are monitoring hurricane Dorian's approach and bracing for the damage is powerful enough to inflict it's a category two storm with one hundred ten mile per hour winds it spun off suspected tornadoes took down large trees and knocked out electricity to more than two hundred thousand homes and businesses NPR's Bobby Allen is in Charleston South Carolina which has fared better than predicted but still could get up to fifteen inches of rain more than a hundred city roads are closed here in Charleston after Dorian's winds whipped close to seventy miles per hour knocking out power lines knocking down trees there've been relentless down for a set of caused widespread flooding Dorian could also bring storm surges eight feet above ground and residents are being told to buckle down and stay indoors and well into the evening NPR's Bobby Allen in Charleston South Carolina the hurricane killed at least twenty people when it was far more powerful category five storm hovering over the Bahamas earlier this week it will be literate entire communities prompting an international humanitarian response prime minister you were ministers in PR about the scope of the damage in this country bring out our city that they'll develop. club for help facilities proper school board network water value got up around town. all the different infrastructure thank the battered the thing the thing and.

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"Of new housing greater LA is minutes away but first here's the news. live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laxmi saying people across the Carolinas are monitoring hurricane Dorian's approach and bracing for the damage is powerful enough to inflict it's a category two storm with one hundred ten mile per hour winds it spun off suspected tornadoes took down large trees and knocked out electricity to more than two hundred thousand homes and businesses NPR's Bobby Allen is in Charleston South Carolina which has fared better than predicted but still could get up to fifteen inches of rain more than a hundred city roads are closed here in Charleston after Dorian's winds whipped close to seventy miles per hour knocking out power lines knocking down trees there've been relentless downpours that have caused widespread flooding Dorian could also bring storm surges eight feet above ground and residents are being told to buckle down and stay indoors well into the evening NPR's Bobby Allen in Charleston South Carolina the hurricane killed at least twenty people when it was a far more powerful category five storm hovering over the Bahamas earlier this week it will be literate in tyre communities prompting an international humanitarian response prime minister you were minister house in PR about the scope of the damage in this country bring out our city that they'll develop. club for health facilities proper school board network warfare they have developed a downtown. all the different infrastructure think that badly the thing today and.

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02:01 min | 3 years ago

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"A federal appeals court has upheld the policy of a suburban philadelphia school allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice as whyy's bobby allen report supporters say it shows the course will not tolerate school policies that exclude transgender students eight distefano is a transgender student who wanted to use the boys room at his high school in boyer town a group of four students sued the school district saying his presence and bathrooms and locker rooms was a breach of quote bodily privacy now the policy that allowed to steph note to use the bathroom has the support of the us third circuit court of appeals here's distefano just don't question people let them be here they wanna be and they're literally just going to do what everyone else does wash your hands go to the bathroom walk out maybe that's pretty much it this is the latest in a string of similarly favorable court rulings since the trump administration voided obama era protections for transgender students last year for npr news i'm bobby allen in philadelphia this is npr news hollywood movie producer harvey weinstein is expected to turn himself into police in new york city on friday to face sexual assault charges following a seven month long investigation he's the subject of similar investigations in los angeles and london weinstein maintains that he's never had sexual encounters with anyone that were not consensual the fashion industry is coming under scrutiny over its treatment of women within the ranks of the business as npr's andrew limbaugh reports women have not been able to crack what a new glamour magazine article is calling the glass runway the problem according to the survey is not just at the top it's what happens at the middle that concerned samantha berry editor in chief of glamour magazine women come in very ambitious there are tons of them that come into the industry but somewhere along the way they're met with different obstacles according to the survey a higher percentage of men receive unasked for promotions than women women are rarely shown clear pathways to success all.

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01:47 min | 3 years ago

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"Two thousand four assault occurred for npr news i'm bobby allen in philadelphia the us state department is not going as far as president trump or his lawyer rudy giuliani are in predicting that north korea will soon release three americans being held in custody state department spokeswoman heather nauert says the us is always cautiously optimistic when dealing with north korea we can't confirm at this time the validity of those reports we certainly think it would be a very good sign if north korea and a wonderful gesture of goodwill if north korea were to release are three americans who've been detained there a former u s diplomat visited the three korean americans last june but came home with one other prisoner college student otto warmbier who died a few days later president trump says in a tweet today the previous administration long sought the release of these three hostages but in fact two of them were just detained last year while trump was in office stocks finished mixed on wall street today the dow rose five points this is npr news and you're listening to wnyc i'm jamie floyd mayor de blasio says four more people are writing public ferry boat to get to and from work than the city ever expected and he wants to increase capacity to meet the demand but wnyc's steven nissen reports advocates for the public transit are crying foul the mayor wants to spend three hundred million dollars over the next five years to double the number of boats and at ferry stops on the lower east side and soundview in the bronx but city council speaker cory johnson says that money would be enough to cover fair fares or half priced metro cards for the poor vast.

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01:55 min | 3 years ago

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"Bobby allen with member station whyy reports on yesterday's testimony from margot jackson jackson and accuser andrea constant were colleagues at temple university jackson told jurors constant said she wanted to sue a famous person with a fake sexual assault story to quote get that money her testimony plays into the defense argument that constant is a quote con artist who falsely accused cosby to win a nearly three point four million dollar settlement i'm dave mattingly in washington and i'm richard hake on wnyc in new york under pressure from a lawsuit right wing talk show host alex jones is recanting his often repeated claims that the twenty twelve sandy hook elementary school shooting in newtown connecticut was a sham w s h us davis donovan reports in youtube video jones said he now believes the shooting really happened and that the families are being used by the democratic party and the news media in the past jones has repeatedly claimed the shooting was staged and the parents have chil who died in the shooting are actors the plaintiffs are the parents of jesse heslin and noah pozner who were among the twenty children and six educators at sandy hook elementary school who died in the shooting the lawsuit alleges jones's misinformation led conspiracy theorists to make death threats against the families of shooting victims students across the city are walking out of their classrooms tomorrow to mark the nineteen th anniversary of columbine school shooting i shall lawrence is a freshman at brooklyn tech she's planning to walk out of class tomorrow morning to join a student rally for stricter gun laws in washington square park this is not a new issue and so i think it's really important for us to to just to stick with him in march mayor de blasio and other local officials joined school walkouts across the city to protest gun violence and honor the victims of the parkland school shooting but this time around schools chancellor richard carranza is asking students not.

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01:34 min | 3 years ago

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"Comedian bill cosby back in pennsylvania courtroom today for the second day of pretrial hearings his retrial on sexual assault charges begins with jury selection that's next week cosby's last trial ended in a mistrial in june a jury failed to reach consensus after six days of deliberations whyy's bobby allen is covering the story he joins us now from philadelphia bobby more than sixty women have come forward to accuse bill cosby of sexual misconduct but this trial deals with one accusation could you remind us about the case sure so yeah the statue of limitations has expired on nearly all of those sixty that you mentioned except for one andrea constant prosecutors actually filed the case against cosby on her behalf just days before the legal clock ran out so there's a lot of drama around that i mean they have a long history they met some fifteen years ago constant viewed cosby as kind of a mentor she'd go to him for career advice but then one night in two thousand four she went to cosby's suburban philadelphia mansion and that's when she says cosby drugged her with pills she thought she was taking benadryl to to deal with the headache she she now thinks it was much stronger than that she passed out and she says cosby sexually assaulted her while while she was incapacitated on cosby's couch a completely powerless so even though this is a retrial there will also be some major differences between this case and the last one including cosby's legal team tell us about that.

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"The woo hoo citizens states have long given under represented groups including african americans latinos and women a leg up in bidding on public contracts now there's an effort to encourage contracting by businesses owned by lesbian gay bisexual trans people but it's not automatic as bobby allen of whyy in philadelphia reports mark lohman runs the philadelphia digital design firm the tactile group he's also black and gay and says he has lost business because of his identity people found out that i had husband in you know decide not to work with us before so it's there are actual real stigma some barriers which is why coleman thinks lesbian gay bisexual and transgender owned businesses should be given special consideration for access to city work to help even the playing field in the face of discrimination in 2016 thirty percent of the nine hundred and ninety one million dollars philadelphia awarded in city contracts went to firms owned by racial minorities women or people with disabilities jonathan lovett's wants lg bt businesses to have a slice of that pie he's what the national lgbt chamber of commerce california massachusetts and the seattle area in washington state have all moved to help lgbt led companies when public contracts after lobbying from love it's group historically contracts have gone to those who have the most access to people who make the decision and all we're trying to do is make sure those great lgbt business enterprises in philadelphia have a seat at the table but adding another group to the minorities setaside category isn't as easy as writing the men first the city has to do a study to see if bias really exists amber hikes heads the city of philadelphia's office of lgbt affairs if you can't prove that there's a disadvantage or disparity they would make sense to provide extra benefits ucla law professor eugene volokh has examined the issue and as a critic of public contract quotas as best i can tell him either being gain or straight makes you a better uh construction manager let's say but advocates of contracting preferences for lgbt businesses say.

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01:49 min | 3 years ago

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"Live from npr news in washington i'm jim hark republican leaders of set the stage for a budget and tax battle and the coming months and be ours round alabang says of budget blueprint marks the first step in the process this is necessary to set guidelines the actual spending bills will come later later but the reason they were so eager to get this done is that it sets the stage and the rules for the tax overhaul bill that is going to dominate the rest of the year on capitol hill and now because of the rules that they pass it is immune from a filibuster and that means it can pass with just fifty votes were they use the vice president tiebreaking vote to win and that means said this tax bill actually has a fighting chance of happening later this year or early in 2018 npr's run alvin reporting us attorney general jeff sessions is calling on congress to revive a butcher a program that would ramp up the prosecution of drug traffickers and violent gangs as bobby allen of member station whyy reports sessions told an audience of law enforcement officers in philadelphia that the crackdown would be in collaboration with local law enforcement sessions wants to relaunch a two thousand one programme called project safe neighborhoods to hire dozens more federal prosecutors to aggressively pursue sousse street criminals typically prosecuted by local authorities he says it's a response to a rise in homicides and other violent crimes critics have the bushehr programme say it sent to many low level criminals too far away prisons for longterms even if they were firsttime offenders the event of the philadelphia convention center as one of the largest law enforcement gatherer things president trump is taking credit for the recent capture of the city of raka in syria trump claims he allow commanders the flexibility to finish the.

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01:40 min | 3 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm jim hawk us attorney general jeff sessions is calling on congress to revive a butcher a program that would ramp up the prosecution of drug traffickers in violent gangs as bobby allen the member station whyy reports the crackdown would be in collaboration with local law enforcement sessions wants to relaunch a two thousand one programme called project safe neighborhoods to hire dozens more federal prosecutors to aggressively pursue street criminals typically prosecuted by local authorities he says it's a response to a rise in homicides and other violent crimes we will not concede a single block or a single straight tara in this country fell lawlessness and crime the criminals the gang members and drug traffickers should know we are coming after you the justice department plans to distribute seventy million dollars in crimefighting grants to cities critics have the bushehr programme say it sent to many low level criminals too far away prisons for longterms even if they were firsttime offenders for npr news i'm bobby allen in philadelphia the end up all the acp turn to an insider saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence derek johnson says his goal is to expand the group's influence the big we are stronger advocate and to ensure that devoid of local you every represent o'clock have a great of warri a forty nine year old johnson a native of jackson mississippi was hired saturday as the end of alesi peas 19th president and ceo after having served as interim leader since july.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on NPR News Now

"In philadelphia civil rights leaders are calling for authorities to launch a deeper investigation into why a white police officer fatally shot a black man as he fled from a vehicle stopped last month more from bobby allen from member station whyy thirty year old david jones was shot to death in early june after being pulled over for illegally riding his dirtbike in north philadelphia police say jones was armed and posed a threat but a witness says jones was shot after he dropped the gun he was struck by bullets three times in the back as he ran away from the officer was that was not a man was sat fell off he wasn't even an activists have staged near daily protests and citizens to demand answers top police officials have said surveillance footage of the incident has given them pause the officer who shot jones has been placed on administrative leave as officials look into it for npr news i'm bobby allen in philadelphia north korea on friday testfired its second intercontinental ballistic missile which flew longer and higher than the first missile landing west of japan's island of hokkaido when expert claims the missile could have reached los angeles denver and chicago depending on variables such as the size and weight of the warhead the united states is punishing iran for launching a satellite carrying rocket into space three european nations that helped broker the landmark iran nuclear deal in 2015 joined the us and condemning the launch saying it was too close for comfort to the type of icbms used to deliver a nuclear payload i'm jim hayek npr news in washington.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on NPR News Now

"And alqaeda suspect extradited from spain appeared in federal court in philadelphia today on charges of supporting terrorists as bobby allen of member station whyy reports prosecutors were linking the suspect to a failed to thousand nine attempt to kill the swedish cartoonist toot depicted the prophet mohammed us authorities said i'll jereon inborn irish citizen ali sharaf dumas assisted terrorism plots by recruiting americans including suburban philadelphia woman who called herself jehad jane and was sent to prison in 2014 damange has for years of witted extradition from ireland but then he moved to spain where he was arrested and sent to the us jomon kono's his defense attorney ward i know mr demolish never lived in the united states of the ever visited the united states damanges reportedly the first foreign terrorism suspect the trump administration has brought to the us to be prosecuted for npr news i'm bob ayling in philadelphia hiring rose and more than a dozen us states last month with the unemployment rate dipping to record lows in two states corner labor department unemployment rates fell in ten states and rosen just to jobless rates were steady and other states on wall street the dow closed down thirty one points you're listening to npr a powerful earthquake that rocked greece overnight killed two taurus when a building collapse on a bar in an aegean sea resort across the region which also includes part of turkey upwards of five hundred people were injured by the earthquake us geological survey measured the quake at a magnitude six point seven residents in the area described violent shaking a number of people reported spending the night outdoors amid fears aftershocks my cause further damage quake resulted in a small through nami to turkish resort town.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A defense attorney and pennsylvania says his client has confessed to killing four young men who were reported missing over the past week bobby allen of member station whyy reports investigators have searched the suspects familyfarm for days investigators have been using cadaver dogs and excavate russian equipment at a ninety eight or property owned by the denardo family and have found the remains of one of the missing men authorities had already arrested 20yearold cosmo denardo after they found a car belonging to one of the men on a nearby family property his bail on stolen vehicle charges was set at five million dollars now defensive attorney paul lang says his client has admitted to killing and burying all four of them missing exchange for the confession was norberto was promised by the district attorney the be spare his lawyer by none of the of lang says denardo was told authorities the location of the other victims for npr news i'm bobby alan in philadelphia a federal judge has widened the category of people exempt from the trump administration's travel ban part of the ban says visitors from six majoritymuslim nations must have a clear family relationship to enter the us us district judge derek watson has now ruled the family category can be widened to include grandpa terrance grandchildren aunts and uncles nieces nephews and cousins this is npr israeli police say two officers were shot and killed at a religious site in jerusalem today officers returned fire and killed three gunmen they were palestinian citizens of israel the religious site is known as the temple mount by jews and as noble sanctuary by muslims officials say that the gunman men shot at police who were guarding the site the new hampshire attorney general's office has opened a criminal investigation into the prestigious saint paul's school for possible violations.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Student loans even with the current slate of repayment plans millions of americans who took out money to go to college are struggling to keep up as a result federal officials have been taking former students to court since twenty twelve these borrowers have paid the government eighty seven million dollars after facing lawsuits bobby allen member station why why brings us this story about how private law firms help the government get those loans repaid when mara balcarra's seek or rivera was trying to make sense of a lawsuit filed against her over a federal student loan the amount jumped out at her she borrowed twenty six hundred dollars to attend a computer training school but that was in 1984 an interest has been building this applies ally was almost nine thousand dollars she had tried the pay it back over the years but she claims the loan servicer was knock keeping track of all her payments so she gave up even though it was my for that acts of the money but even end up working what i a study for instead she ended up making far less working as a parttime assistant with the philadelphia school district as care seek rivera examined the lawsuit even closer another thing struck her she had taken out a government loan but it was a private debt collection law firm suing her when she called them for more information she got this automated message welcomed an and eefje advice may be considered a debt collector and any information received during your call maybe the majority of the money the government has collected from one time students by going to court has been thanks to private debt collection lawyers that's according to data obtained from the justice department instead of representing themselves federal officials have farmed out this line of work to law firms that have worked for banks over things like credit card bills and foreclosures the tidal wave of defaults is creating.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:43 min | 4 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Out money to go to college are struggling to keep up as a result federal officials have been taking former students to court since twenty twelve these borrowers have paid the government eighty seven million dollars after facing lawsuits bobby allen member station why why brings us this story about how private law firms helped the governor um it get those loans repaid when mara bell cover seeker rivera was trying to make sense of a lawsuit filed against her over federal student loan the amount jumped out at her she borrowed twenty six hundred dollars to attend a computer training school but that was in 1984 an interest has been building this thyssen ally was almost nine thousand his she had tried the pay of back over the years but she claims the loan servicer was not keeping track of all her payments so she gave up even though it was my full that i of the money but i didn't even end that working what i a study for instead she ended up making far less working as a parttime assistant with the philadelphia school district as kerr siegel rivera examined the lawsuit even closer another things struck her she had taken out a government loan but it was a private debt collection law firm suing her when she called them for more information she got this automated message welcome to camelot group b advice may be considered a debt collector and any information received during your may be used pepper the majority of the money the government has collected from one time students by going to court has been thanks to private debt collection lawyers that's according to data obtained from the justice department instead of representing themselves federal officials have farmed out this line of work to law firms that have worked for banks so for things like credit card bills and foreclosures the the tidal wave of defaults is creating.

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